We are trying something new in the retail space here in India and need your frank opinion on what might be needed.
The business is called fivex5 and what we are doing is encouraging normal folks to spare a small space in their homes, offices or establishments and sell books from there. There is no upfront investment and all they need to do is spare the required space and be connected to the internet because the online software allows them to order the books as also keep track of sales. We have arranged with publishers to provide the books as required although some of them are reluctant to send one book at a time to each of these retailers (who we have called associates with "bookpads").
For more on the model, please visit http://www.fivex5.com
Please share with me your frank opinion of the model. Some ideas on how to market the concept will also be welcome.